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You Will Need
- Childproof locks
Choose locks that will work with the type of cabinet in your home. Wrap around style latches can be used for doors with handles, while interior latches can be used for cabinets without.
Install slide lock
Install a slide lock by squeezing the two ends of the lock to release and open the slide to make a gap.
Place around handles
Place the slide through or around the handles.
Secure the lock over the ends of the slide, squeeze the lock to position it, and release to slide the lock into place.
Install frame catch
Install the frame catch for interior door latches using a drill to make pilot holes for the screws.
Test interior lock placement
Test placement for interior locks by opening the cabinet door and holding an interior latch at the top corner. Close the door slowly to determine the best placement for the door latch. Mark the placement for the screw holes with a pencil.
Drill and screw into place
Drill pilot holes for the latch and screw into place. Test the latch to make sure you can't pull the door open without pushing the latch down. Adjust the latch if necessary. Relax, knowing that your child is now that much safer.